SOS Transfer Credit Evaluation Process
Transfer Credit 101
The process of evaluating your transfer credits begins once your $250 enrollment deposit was received. The evaluation process may take time depending upon the courses you have taken and the location of the institution.
Submitting official transcripts from all previous institutions as quickly as possible will help ensure applicable credit is awarded at Auburn prior to the time you can begin registering.
How to submit your transcripts
Transcripts must be official and must be mailed or delivered electronically directly from your transfer institution(s) to Auburn University.
Auburn does not accept open transcripts from the student, mailed by the student, or faxed copies. A hand-delivered copy of the official transcript can be accepted if it is unopened in a sealed envelope from the transfer institution.
At the completion of your final term at your transfer institution, you must request your transcript be sent to Auburn with all final grades reported.
If your institution offers secure electronic transcript delivery through email, the transcript can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. If your previous institutions use eSCRIP-SAFE to send transcripts electronically, follow their instructions to have your transcripts sent to Auburn. Joint Service Transcripts should be requested to be released to Auburn, and we will access them through their online portal.
Contact the Office of the Registrar with questions about transfer credit at 334-844-2544 or email@example.com.
How do I see what courses have transferred?
To see an initial view of your transfer credit evaluation, log into AU Access and navigate to the My Academics tab. Then click the link for your Unofficial Transcript.
In the section Transfer Credit Accepted by Institution, you will see how your credits are currently being articulated at Auburn. Here is an example of what you may see:
Helpful Tips to understand your unofficial transcript:
The credit will be listed using Auburn’s course codes and course titles, and not what the course was called at your previous institution. You can use the Transfer Course Equivalency Tables at auburn.edu/transfercourses (bottom of the webpage) or your knowledge of your specific grade in each course to help determine what you received credit for and what may still be waiting to be evaluated.
Commonly Used Codes Defined:
- PEND 1111 – This course is in the process of being evaluated for potential AU credit; once credit has been determined, the pending credit will be replaced with the AU equivalent.
- EVAL HOL1 "Syllabus Needed for Evaluation"– AU credit has to be determined on an individual, case-by-case basis and we need the syllabus from the course to determine the equivalent credit. Turn in your syllabus to your academic advisor who will get it evaluated and updated on your transcript.
- EVAL HOL2 "Co-Req/Conditional Evaluation"– AU credit has to be manually reviewed on a case-by-case basis to ensure you have everything needed for credit. This is often the case where two classes from another school need to be taken in conjunction for Auburn to award credit (like a science lecture and lab). You will work with your academic advisor to have these holds cleared and the credit applied.
- GEEL 1000 – General elective credit-A general elective is given to a transfer course that has legitimate course content but Auburn does not offer a specific match. The course is essentially a free elective at Auburn.
- NOCR 1000 – No credit is given at Auburn University. This will often be seen for remedial courses that Auburn will not accept for credit.
Your unofficial transcript will be updated as your credits are being evaluated or assigned credit. It is common to still have EVAL Holds or PEND credits on your unofficial transcript while you attend SOS.
If you notice that you are missing an institution or courses, contact the Transfer Admission Advisors at 334-844-6441. They can help you check to see if a transcript was received.
AP, IB, and military credit
If your scores for any AP or IB tests have been submitted to Auburn, the credit will show on your unofficial transcript.
If your scores are not listed, have the testing agency submit your scores directly to Auburn University. For your reference, Auburn University's National Clearinghouse number is 001009.
To learn more about AP and IB credit visit the Registrar's Office website.
Auburn University does not accept CLEP credit or Cambridge Credits.
How do I know what current/future courses will transfer in as?
To get a preview for how your in-progress courses will transfer, please view the Transfer Course Equivalency Tables at auburn.edu/transfercourses. Scroll all the way down to find the transfer tables at the bottom of that page. These tables will show how courses taken at other institutions will be evaluated for credit at Auburn.
If you do not see the course you are looking for in the tables, this means that the course has not yet been evaluated for potential credit.
Courses that have not been evaluated yet from your transfer institution will be marked as pending or under evaluation while they are under review. You may be asked to submit additional information such as a course syllabus. It is important that you check your Auburn email regularly to respond to any requests in a timely manner.
Frequently Asked Question: I feel that some of my courses may have been evaluated incorrectly. How do I challenge an evaluation if I believe there may have been a mistake?
Please talk to your academic advisor about challenging an Auburn course equivalency. If your advisor agrees the course may need to be re-evaluated, he/she will explain how to initiate the process.